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Driving Innovation Forward

As with any task in life, there is no progress without hard work. The Research and Medical Department is the engine of the TAA that drives the advancement of TS knowledge by funding groundbreaking research, developing novel treatments, and helping to train the next generation of top-level scientists and doctors who will work to make life better for people with TS. For over 40 years, the Tourette Association of America has been at the forefront of scientific discovery, research, and treatment advances that serve the Tourette and Tic Disorder community.

As you can see, the Tourette Association of America has truly made a positive impact in the field of Tourette treatment, understanding and diagnosis. But we couldn’t have done it without the help of our supporters and sponsors. Please join us in driving innovation and advancement. Click here to make a contribution to our Research and Medical Programs.

In our history, we have:

  • Catalyzed the development of innovative treatments, including Comprehensive Behavioral Intervention for Tics (CBIT), which is a non-medication and revolutionary treatment option.
  • Successfully identified both promising researchers and studies to advance the understanding and treatment of Tourette and Tic Disorders.
  • Modeled coordinated and advanced care through our Centers of Excellence program at the nation’s most prestigious health care and university systems.
  • Developed a robust Tourette Health and Education Program that provides free professional and family education opportunities (in-person and online) and produces evidence-based resources that address the various aspects of managing and living with a Tourette diagnosis.
  • Expanded the universe of trained medical professionals around the country in state-of-the-art treatment and care for Tourette Syndrome and Tic Disorders through TAA-run training institutes.
  • Established numerous national and international groups and Boards of experts who work together on shared goals to better treat and understand Tourette Syndrome.
  • Convened the largest gathering of experts in the history of TS by holding the 1st World Congress on Tourette Syndrome.

Be sure to catch up on our latest advancements by reading our 2016 Research Progress Report.